Mercedes-Benz Brake Repair | Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough
Mercedes-Benz vehicles deliver lots of driving enjoyment when they’re in motion. However, their ability to adequately stop is perhaps even more important. Sub-par braking performance can be dangerous not only to you but also to other drivers, and it can significantly impact your confidence behind the wheel. But brakes are easy to take for granted because they’re usually out of our sight. And that’s why preventative maintenance is a vital component of routine maintenance, mitigating problems before they arise.
When should you have your brakes inspected or replaced?
The most obvious indicators of bad brakes are harsh noises like grinding or squealing. However, there are other symptoms to be aware of so that you can address an issue before it becomes a hazard. Bring your Mercedes-Benz in for a service visit if you notice signs like:
- Excessive steering wheel vibration
- Unusually stiff or spongy brake pedal feel
- ABS warning light illumination
- Pulling to one side
- Strong acrid or burning odor
There’s no predefined limit for when brake pads should be replaced, as their lifespan can vary widely (from 30,000 to 60,000 miles), depending on the operating conditions and your driving habits. So, it’s important to have them checked regularly. Mercedes-Benz recommends a brake system inspection every 10,000 miles to ensure even wear and adequate pad and rotor thickness. Additionally, the brake fluid should be fully replaced every 20,000 miles.
Get Mercedes-Benz brake service near Saco, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth
Reach out to Prime Motor Cars today for more information about Mercedes-Benz brake service and the recommended maintenance for your particular model. And if it’s time for a brake inspection or you notice any of the above symptoms, you can quickly and conveniently schedule Mercedes-Benz service via our website. We’ll be happy to assist you.